Tennis

Shady Side and Sewickley Keep the Academy’s Golden in WPIAL Boys Team Tennis
May 9, 2013
Since 2004, Sewickley Academy has sat atop the WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Double A classification as champion. Call it a Golden Decade. The streak continued Thursday as the Panthers captured their 10th straight district team tennis crown with a victory over Mars. It's not as long, but in Class AAA, Shady Side Academy swept past North Allegheny to win a 3rd consecutive tennis title for the Indians. Here are ALL of the results from the 2013 WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Playoffs.2013 WPIAL CLASS AAA TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:Shady Side Academy Indians 5 - North Allegheny Tigers 0WPIAL CLASS AAA Semifinals:Shady Side Academy Indians 4 - Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 0

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SSA’s Nimgaonkar/Grubbs and Sewickley’s Kleeman/Kaye Win WPIAL Doubles Tennis Gold
April 29, 2013
A year ago, Alok Nimgaonkar and Chris Grubbs of Shady Side Academy won the WPIAL Class AAA Boys Doubles Tennis championship while the duo of William Kleeman and Patrick Dellinger from Sewickley Academy won Class AA titles. This year, Nimgaonkar, Grubbs and Kleeman are repeat winners. It wasn't easy, but Nimgaonkar and Grubbs knocked off Fox Chapel's Sid Rajupet and Ben Short to win the AAA titles while Kleeman teams with Colin Kaye to win AA gold with a straight set win Tuesday over Josh Raymundo and Aaron Gruber of Mars. Here are ALL of the results from the 2013 WPIAL Boys Doubles Tennis Playoffs.2013 WPIAL CLASS AAA BOYS DOUBLES TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

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PCC’s Blasinsky & Vincentian’s Chen Win WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Titles
April 16, 2013

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2013 WPIAL BOYS SINGLES TENNIS RESULTS
April 15, 2013
The 2013 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Playoffs are in the books as a pair of new champions were crowned at the Lakevue Racquet Club in Valencia Tuesday afternoon. You can listen to the archive broadcast of the finals anytime here on the Network. Here are all the results from both postseason tournaments.2013 WPIAL CLASS AAA BOYS SINGLES TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:Adam Blasinsky (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) over Peter Hazlett (Mount Lebanon) 6-2, 6-1  (MSA)WPIAL CLASS AAA Consolation:Caleb Kramer (Pine-Richland) over Fernando Escribens (Upper St. Clair) 6-4, 6-4  (MSA)WPIAL CLASS AAA Semifinals:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 04/15/2013
We hit the middle of the Month of April and the midway point of the high school softball and baseball season as well as crown the first champions of the spring sports season all this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have plenty of WPIAL and District 6 high school baseball and softball coverage along with college baseball featuring Slippery rock University, high school boys and girls lacrosse and some WPIAL boys volleyball matches as well, plus we have the 2013 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Championships and for the race car fans, we have another edition of Rappin on Racin ALL here at MSAsports.netMonday, April 15th:TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

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2013 WPIAL Hall of Fame Class
April 11, 2013

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2012 Countdown – #20 through #16
December 29, 2012
It has become a tradition like no other...at least during the holidays here at The Network. It's time to look back at another high school sports year with the top stories from around the WPIAL in 2012. We continue our countdown with the five stories that ended up #20 through #16.

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Two WPIAL Singles Players Settle for Silver In PIAA Playoffs
November 3, 2012
Two WPIAL tennis players made it through the state tournament all the way to the finals, but both Callie Frey of Mount Lebanon and Spencer Caravaggio of Quaker Valley are returning home from Hershey Saturday with silver.2012 WPIAL Class AAA champion Callie Frey won her first three matches in the tournament without dropping a set. However in the finals, she lost to District 11 champion Cristina Kaiser of Plymouth Whitemarsh 7-5, 6-3.In the Class AA tournament, WPIAL champion Spencer Caravaggio also made it to the finals without losing a set before falling to Audrey Ann Blakely, the District 3 champion from Wyomissing 6-4, 6-4. 

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Peters Twp Duo Beat OC Duo Again to Win PIAA AAA Double Tennis Title
Sara Komer and Abby Cummings of Peters Township beat Nicole Cyterski and Megan Wasson of Oakland Catholic last month in the WPIAL Girls Doubles Championship. Saturday, the two teams met again for state gold in Hershey with the same result.Komer and Cummings swept past Cyterski and Wasson 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2012 PIAA Class AAA Girls Doubles Crown at the Hershey Racquet Club.The Peters Township duo did not lose a game in four victories in the state doubles playoffs.In the Class AA state playoffs, the WPIAL finalists of Amy Cheng and Jappmann Monga of Sewickley Academy and Chelsea Carter and Sara Kaminsky of South Park each won in the First Round before being eliminated in the PIAA Quarterfinals.

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Scholastic Notebook – 11/02/2012
November 2, 2012

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Peters Township Girls Golden Again, Win State Tennis Crown
October 27, 2012
Peters Township continued their dominance over the rest of the state in Girls AAA Team Tennis. On Saturday, the Indians captured their second consecutive PIAA AAA championship by blanking Unionville 3-0.The victory gives Peters Township their fourth state crown in the past seven years and marked the seventh straight year that a WPIAL team captured gold in the PIAA Class AAA Girls Team Tennis Championship.The Indians beat Erie McDowell 5-0 in Round One, eliminated Harriton 4-1 in the Quarterfinals on Friday in Hershey, then knocked out Conestoga in the Semifinals on Saturday morning before the winning the championship at the Hershey Racquet Club. 

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/26/2012
October 26, 2012
Saying “it’s time to move on,” Chartiers Valley’s Chris Saluga will coached his final game with the Colts Friday night. Saluga has decided to resign as Chartiers Valley’s football coach, effective after Friday night’s game against West Allegheny. Saluga already has handed in his letter of resignation to the school board. “I don’t know how to say it, other than it’s just time for me to move on,” Saluga said. “I’ve done all I can here.”

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Peters Township & Quaker Valley are the Golden Girls in WPIAL Team Tennis
October 18, 2012
The Peters Township girls tennis team made it back-to-back championships Thursday afternoon while Sewickley Academy was unable to win a second straight golden crown Friday as they fell to Quaker Valley.. The title is the second straight for Peters Township, their third crown in four years and fourth golden racquet in school history. The Quakers championship is their second in three years and sixth overall. Here are ALL of the results from the 2012 WPIAL Girls Team Tennis Playoffs.2012 WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:Peters Township Indians 5 - Shady Side Academy Indians 0WPIAL CLASS AAA Semifinals:Peters Township Indians 3 - Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 2

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Peters & Sewickley Duo’s Win 2012 WPIAL Girls Doubles Tennis Gold Again
October 5, 2012
Sarah Komer of Peters Township and Sewickley Academy have done it again. A year after Komer won the AAA crown with Stephanie Smith, she has now captured gold with a new teammate in Abby Cummings. The two beat the top-seed duo of Nicole Cyterski and Megan Watson of Oakland Catholic Friday afternoon at North Allegheny High School in the Class AAA title match. Speaking of repeat golden performances, two different Sewickley Academy Panthers won the AA championship as top-seed Amy Cheng and Jappman Monga outlasted Chelsea Carter and Sara Kaminsky of South Park. Here are all the results from the 2012 WPIAL Girls Doubles tennis Playoffs.2012 WPIAL CLASS AAA GIRLS TENNIS DOUBLES FINALS:

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CALLIE FREY & SPENCER CARAVAGGIO WIN 2012 WPIAL GIRLS SINGLES TENNIS TITLES
September 20, 2012
A returning champion and a first-time winner are wearing the gold Friday after winning titles in the 2012 WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis Championships at North Allegheny High School. Quaker Valley senior Spencer Caravaggio won her second WPIAL title with a straight set victory over freshman Alyvia Kluska of Greensburg Central Catholic. Caravaggio overcame a shoulder injury which forced her to serve underhand to claim the title she won as a sophomore in 2010. Meanwhile, Mount Lebanon junior Callie Frey was a straight set winner over rival Megan Adamo of Upper St. Clair. Here are all of the results, including the two consolation winners from the first WPIAL postseason of the 2012-2013 school year.

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2011-2012 WPIAL and PITTSBURGH CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS on PARADE
July 6, 2012
What better way to celebrate America's Birthday and the end of another school year than with a parade. It has been another great high school sports year. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during the 2011-2012 school year. As we get ready for another great scholastic campaign in 2012-2013, we look back at all the WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League team champions on parade from this past school year.Football:Class AAAA - North Allegheny TigersClass AAA - Montour SpartansClass AA - Aliquippa QuipsClass A - Clairton BearsCity League - University Prep PanthersPIAA Class A - Clairton Bears

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SSA Settles for Silver in PIAA Boys Team Tennis
May 20, 2012
The WPIAL Class AAA boys team tennis champions cam close to adding state gold to their trophy case, but in the end, Shady Side Academy had to settle for silver. The Indians fell in the PIAA Class AAA finals four games to one to Conestoga Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Here are the results of both the Class AAA and Class AA tournaments in the 2012 PIAA Boys team Tennis Playoffs.2012 PIAA CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:Conestoga 4 - Shady Side Academy 1PIAA CLASS AAA Semifinals:Shady Side Academy 3 - Erie Cathedral Prep 2

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Sewickley Academy Wins 8th Straight WPIAL Boys Team Tennis AA Title While Shady Side Academy Wins AAA Gold
May 11, 2012
Eight is definitely Great for Sewickley Academy boys tennis. The Panthers Friday celebrated their 8th consecutive WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Class AA championship with a victory over the Hampton Talbots. Sewickley Academy continued an impressive district domination of a team sport with their 16th championship in the last 18 years. Meanwhile, Shady Side Academy squeeked by defending champion Mount Lebanon to win the AAA crown. The Indians title is the second in three years and fourth in school history. Here are ALL of the results from the week long 2012 WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Playoffs.2012 WPIAL CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

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SSA & SA Academy Duos Win 2012 WPIAL Boys Doubles Tennis Titles
May 5, 2012
It's not often that an 8th seed wins any tournament, but it rarely happens on the tennis court where the top-seeds often prevail. The Shady Side Academy tandem of Alok Nimgaonkar and Chris Grubbs broke the mold Friday when they swept past Ben Short and Dylan McCullough of Fox Chapel to win the 2012 WPIAL Class AAA Boys Doubles Tennis titles. Alok's brother Vivek was on the district doubles winning team a year ago. However in Class AA, the top seed did prevail to win the championship as the duo of William Kleeman and Patrick Dellinger of Sewickley Academy won the Class AA Finals in straight sets over Tim Hoban and Alex Kietz of Winchester Thurston. Kleeman won the WPIAL Class AA boys doubles title a year ago with then Panthers teammate Daniel Martchek.

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Butler’s Nesbitt & Sewickley Academy’s Kaye Win WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Championships
April 20, 2012
Last year, Will Nesbitt of Butler beat Vivek Nimgaonkar of Shady Side Academy in a hard fought three-set match in the WPIAL Semifinals before moving on to win the district title. History repeated itself Friday at North Allegheny as Nesbitt beat Nimgaonkar again to claim a second straight WPIAL Class AAA Boys Singles Tennis Championship. Meanwhile in Class AA, Sewickley Academy teammates clashed in the title match where Colin Kaye swept past Grayson Geller in straight sets giving the Panthers junior district gold. Here are all of the results from the 2012 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Playoffs.The championship and consolation matches can be heard archived here on the MSA Sports Network.2012 WPIAL CLASS AAA BOYS SINGLES TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP:

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